Life is a series of mistakes. One way to learn how to do something right is to do it wrong. At anytime we chose, we can observe, adjust, and redirect the course of our lives. I call it “on-course corrections.” Consider this:
The Apollo rocket is actually on course only two or three percent of the time. At least 97% of the time it takes to get from the earth to the moon, it’s off course. Put another way, for every half hour the ship is in flight, it is on course for less than sixty seconds. Source: Better Networker
The worst mistake you could ever make is not learning from the mistakes you make. When we learn from our mistakes, and make the necessary “on-course corrections,” we get to our destination. Consider again the fact that the Apollo rocket was off course 97% of the time during it’s flight, and STILL made it to it’s destination.
All the Apollo rocket needed was to be on course for less than sixty seconds out of every half hour it was in flight to reach it’s destination. If the pilots of the Apollo rocket would have focused on how much they were off course rather than how much they were on, they would have missed their destination.
How long have you been off course?
You may feel like you’ve been off course for 97% of the time. But guess what? That means you’ve been on course for 3% of the time, and that may be all you need!
Drop the guilt and shame and get back in the game. Set your sites on what you do right. Learn from your mistakes, make the necessary on-course corrections, and get on to your destination!